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Fabian Seewald shares the wisdom of his network and his experience as juggling philosopher @Falabares and Creative Dynamo & CEO @ DUNDU - The Giants of Light. In inspiring solos & interviews, he showcases that Art Changes People and People change the World. The time is now that the Synergy potential between Arts & Business should be kickstarted and amplified. With guests ranging from international performers and artists to connectors in the events & arts market towards change makers & social ...
 
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This Saturday marks the centenary of the birth of Alexander Dubček, one of the most charismatic leaders of 20th century Czechoslovakia who led the country during the Prague Spring. A Communist Party loyalist, Dubček is seen today largely as a tragic figure, who caved in to Soviet demands following the 1968 Invasion of Czechoslovakia.…
 
A new book, paying tribute to victims of the Nazi regime who have a Stolperstein (stumbling stone) in their memory placed somewhere in Prague, is being launched on Wednesday. Titled Prague's Stolpersteine - Stumbling Stones - Defiant in Their Memory, it is the work of Prague-based Briton Trevor Sage, who has been looking after the city’s stumbling …
 
Following a decade of preparation, a permanent exhibition on the history of ethnic Germans in the Czech lands opened at the City Museum of Ústí nad Labem this week. The exhibition, entitled “Naši Němci” (or “Our Germans” in English), explores relations between Czech and German communities dating back to the Middle Ages.…
 
Both Siege and Kal feel like Chicken Tonight as they give their final overall thoughts of the first season of Beast Machines. Season Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Bea…
 
Fragments of the co-called Maloměřice kettle, a masterpiece of Celtic art, is currently on display at the Dietrichstein Palace in Brno. The kettle, which was probably used as a ritual object in Celtic ceremonies, was found more than 80 years ago on the outskirts of the city at one of the largest excavated Celtic burial sites in Moravia.…
 
History remembers Gustáv Husák, the last communist president of Czechoslovakia, as the face of a spineless regime that ruled during the Normalisation era. He had risen to power in the wake of the Soviet-led invasion that crushed the Prague Spring – a reform movement that Husák had supported. And while a political prisoner himself in the 1950s, he w…
 
Is this the night the hand comes out? Hosts: Peter/Shellfish Sara/DrBlood Matt/VarleyKat/kitkathistory24601Adam/drownedsnowMichal/inkasrainZander/TheLordBaronJock/munrojock2 Credits:Edited by Peter/Shellfish [MP3] Download or play this episode directly[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org[Discord] Join the VOK community[iTunes] Subscrib…
 
Archaeologists from the Rakovník Museum have announced a rare discovery from the Migration Period —­ a gold ring and clasp decorated with Czech garnets and almandines, which probably come from India or Sri Lanka. According to experts, the roughly 1500-year-old find is one of the most unique of its kind in Europe.…
 
Garry Primal and Megatron go all Cuban Missile Crisis. Episode rating: TOO MUCH ENERGON! Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://www.patreon…
 
In 1977 Václav Havel wrote a lengthy report describing his arrest days after the publication of Charter 77 and subsequent, often intense experiences. The fascinating text was lost for decades but having been discovered is being released on Thursday under the title I Hid It Somewhere. I discussed it with Michael Žantovský, director of the Václav Hav…
 
For more than 400 years, the grounds beneath the Cistercian monastery in Vyšší Brod remained sealed and shrouded in mystery. Following the burial there in 1611 of Petr Vok of Rožmberk – the last of the famous Bohemian family line – not a soul has ventured into the vault. An expert team has now uncovered the truth behind (some) enduring legends.…
 
Blackarachnia uses plant jizz to awaken the spark within Thrust, and Rattrap saves the day with his giant beanstalk. Episode Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars …
 
Rhinox steels some car keys and everyone gets metal. Episode Rating: "Not Enough Energon." Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://www.patre…
 
For older generations of Czechs – and European designers of virtually any age – “bentwood furniture” and Bystřice pod Hostýnem are synonymous. For it was in that tiny Moravian town that hundreds of thousands one of the world’s most iconic pieces of furniture, known simply as “Chair No. 14”, literally took shape. In essence, modern furniture what bo…
 
The current state of Czech President Miloš Zeman’s health and the lack of information provided by his office have raised a debate about the public’s right to information with regard to the country’s top official. Miloš Zeman is not the first head of state who has suffered from serious health problems during his presidency that impacted his ability …
 
During the Second World War, approximately 600,000 Czechs were forced into slave labour for Nazi Germany. However, a few thousand Czechs were also forcibly deployed in Norway. A new project called Noráci, carried out by a group of Czech and Norwegian scholars, traces the fate of these men, based on their memorabilia as well as on the memories of th…
 
Czech legislators are discussing whether to declare May 27 – the day of the assassination of the Nazi governor of Bohemia and Moravia, Reinhard Heydrich, in 1942 – a “significant day”. The proposal is the result of an initiative launched by Prague 8 – the municipality where the assassination took place. The district mayor says he has high hopes for…
 
The Czech Republic has the world’s third-largest collection of testimonies from people who lived under totalitarian regimes in the 20th century. That collection of the Memory of the Nation project, includes interviews with some 13,000 people who suffered under, fought against, tolerated or collaborated with the Nazi and Communist regimes. As the Me…
 
According to the results of a new study published in the academic journal Science, all known modern versions of Hepatitis B can be traced back to the same original version of the virus that affected people before they were even farmers. The major study drew on samples of pre-historic human remains collected by Czech archaeologists.…
 
343 Guilty Spark decides to kidnap Nightscream. For science. Episode Rating: "Sufficient Energon" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book show TOO MUCH GALAVAR!, and more. https://ww…
 
The early 13th century Reliquary of St. Maurus is among the nation’s greatest of treasures. The elaborate Romanesque shrine, plated in silver and gold, and adorned with gems and semi-precious stones, is in itself an exquisite work of art. It also is said to contain the relics of four saints – not least, John the Baptist. Adding to its incalculable …
 
Nightscream shoves Blackarachnia's spark back into her body, while the rest of the gang discovers that Rhinox has decided to break bad. Episode Rating: "Sufficient Energon" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the…
 
Cheetor decides that the team needs to save the Maximal sparks within the Vehicon Generals, so Blackarchnia tries to jumpstart Thurst's Silverbolt within, and Rattrap FlashHacks Tankor only to make a startling discovery. Episode Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows …
 
Garry Primal resumes command of the Maixmals and inadvertently leads them to the Killing Fields of Planet Megatron, where Blackarachnia figures some shit out about Thrust. Episode Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie comme…
 
In the autumn of 1951, Communist authorities launched a massive wave of agricultural “collectivisation”, forcibly evicting thousands of Czech farmers from their land and homesteads. To mark the 70th anniversary of “Operation Kulak”, a monument to the victims was installed this weekend below Mount Říp – a place of symbolic importance in Czech mythol…
 
September 16, 2021 marks 25 years to the day since "Beast Wars Part 1" originally aired. To mark the occasion, we're joined by guest hosts Kelly from DorkTales and Duncan Grant to discuss our memories of the show, play a game of "Mary, Fuck, Kill" with the Beastformers, and countdown our picks for the top ten best episodes of Beast Wars. We also fe…
 
A rare Renaissance shield, which was originally stolen by the Nazis from Konopiště Castle during the Second World War, is now being returned to the Czech Republic by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Representatives of both the museum and Czech institutions signed an agreement earlier this week, ending a several-year verification process.…
 
Saint Ludmila, the first historically documented duchess of Bohemia, was murdered on the 15th of September in the year 921. Together with her husband Bořivoj I, founder of the Přemyslid dynasty, she sought to spread Christianity throughout the Czech lands, and was de facto ruler of Bohemia after his death, when their sons were too young to sit on t…
 
Just a Saturday morning chat about walking corpses. Hosts: Peter/Shellfish Sara/DrBlood Abby/DaceymormontZach/Alias Matt/VarleyDuncan/ValkyristKat/kitkathistory24601 Credits:Edited by Peter/Shellfish [MP3] Download or play this episode directly[Archive] View this episode’s page on Archive.org[Discord] Join the VOK community[iTunes] Subscribe to us …
 
On the morning of September 11th, 2001, Czech-born architect Jiří Boudník was working on a new federal courthouse in Brooklyn, three subway stops from the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. After a second airplane hit the Twin Towers, and orders came to evacuate his worksite, Jiří Boudník headed towards Ground Zero, knowing – thanks to his back…
 
After more than a two-year break, caused by Covid-related restrictions, Czech archaeologists have returned to Israel to continue excavations at the Tel Motza temple. Experts say the discovery of the shrine from the time of King Solomon, which matches the Biblical description of the first temple in Jerusalem, could rewrite history.…
 
Rattrap finally transforms, but the other Maximals are assholes to him so he makes a deal with the devil to try to git gud. Episode Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beas…
 
Dr Františka Schormová was awarded Charles University’s highest academic accolade this spring for her dissertation titled “African American Poets Abroad: Black and Red Allegiances in Early Cold War Czechoslovakia”. The young literary scholar and translator is now working on turning it into a book, which will trace the circulation of African America…
 
A Medieval treasure encompassing more than 400 silver coins was found in the woods near the South Moravian Castle Lukov recently. Two members of the local castle society found them while picking mushrooms. The coins are now being restored and analysed, but should be put on view soon at the annual Lukov Castle Day on September 19.…
 
Sting descends from the rafters with his trademark baseball bat, and the Maximals become fruit junkies. Episode Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show TOO MUCH COMMENTARY! the monthly Beast Wars comic book sh…
 
Princess Ludmila, grandmother of Czech patron saint “good King Wenceslas”, was the first woman in history known to have de facto rule over Bohemia. She was martyred 1100 years ago this September – killed by assassins dispatched by her daughter in law Drahomíra. Among the events commemorating that anniversary is a pilgrimage tour organized by Tom Za…
 
Saint Ludmila, the first historically documented Duchess of Bohemia, was martyred 1100 years ago this September – strangled by assassins sent by her own daughter in law. Best known today as the grandmother and educator of the Czech patron saint “good King Wenceslas”, Saint Ludmila was among the few women in history to de facto rule over Bohemia.…
 
A unique medieval manuscript, known as the ‘Lipnice Bible’, has gone on display at the National Library in Prague. The precious Latin codex was loaned by the Museum of the Bible in Washington on the occasion of its 600th anniversary. It will be showcased, alongside other precious biblical manuscripts, in the library’s Mirror Chapel over the next tw…
 
Megatron gives his Insane Clown Posse of Vehicon Generals™ an ultimatum; bring him The Maximals and be rewarded (death), or suffer the consequences (also death). Episode Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie commentary show…
 
An ancient book recently found in a Berlin library sheds new light on the history of the Krkonoše or Giant Mountains. Most of the earliest written records of human activity in the area date back to the mid-16th century. But the newly discovered book proves that treasure hunters arrived there as early as the 15th century.…
 
Czech archaeologists have made a unique discovery near the mythical mount of Říp in Central Bohemia. They have unearthed a Stone Age mound, which ranks among the oldest of its kind in Europe. They also found an exceptionally well-preserved burial chamber, containing the remains of a child and artefacts from about 3,800 B.C.…
 
This Saturday, Czechs and Slovaks will commemorate the anniversary of the Soviet-led invasion of August 1968, sent to crush the Prague Spring – the raft of reforms that Communist Party secretary Alexander Dubček had famously hoped would lead to “socialism with a human face”.
 
Blackarachnia has a series of vision quests that serves as plot devices, meanwhile Megatron unleashes his latest Insane Clown Posse in the form of the Vehicon Generals™. Episode Rating: "TOO MUCH ENERGON!" Subscribe to the Lazor Comb Patreon to access hours of bonus preamble audio, exclusive shows like LAZOR COMB TONIGHT!, our monthly movie comment…
 
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